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Find Out Which Songs Topped the Charts When Beyonce, Rihanna, Lil Wayne & More Were Born

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Ever wonder what song was at the top of the Billboard Singles chart on the day you were born? Is it a song in your playlist today? Or is it a track that you would never be caught dead listening to? Now thanks to, you can find out.

We wanted to know which songs peaked at No. 1 when our favorite R&B and hip-hop artists were born. For instance, Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977, which was the same day that Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” became a chart-topper. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg’s birth on Oct. 20, 1971 was the same day Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” hit No. 1. And on Aug. 9, 1963, the day Whitney Houston was born, Philadelphia group’s the Tymes were had the top track with “So Much in Love.”

From Beyonce to Rihanna, Nicki Minaj to Lil Wayne and more, The Boombox puts you on to the songs that ruled the charts when they entered the world. Check out the list below.




Rihanna was born on Feb. 20, 1988, and ’80s girl group Expose topped the charts with their pop ballad, “Seasons Change.”




When Beyonce entered the world on Sept. 4, 1981, “Endless Love” by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross was at No. 1. Perhaps being born on that day gave her the same soulful spirit.


Chris Brown


Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989, which was the same day Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” topped the charts.


August Alsina


On Sept. 3, 1992, August Alsina was born, and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” climbed its way to the top.


Nicki Minaj


Lionel Ritchie’s “Truly” was the day’s chart-topper when Nicki Minaj was born on Dec. 8, 1982.


Meek Mill


Meek Mill was born on May 6, 1987, and surprisingly, the No. 1 song on the chart that day was “I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight” by English Brit pop band Cutting Crew.


Lil Wayne


On Sept. 27, 1982, Lil Wayne entered the world and “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band was the soundtrack for the day.


R. Kelly


R. Kelly was born on Jan. 8, 1967, which is the same day that the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” topped the charts.




On Oct. 24, 1986, Drake was uttering his first cries while Janet Jackson’s “When I Think of You” peaked at No. 1.


The Notorious B.I.G.


The Notorious B.I.G. is known for his lyrical flow while Robert Flack is lauded for her beautiful voice. And on May 21, 1972, the two combined forces when her song, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” hit No. 1 and the “Juicy” rapper was born.


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